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You will find several reminders that you must cite your sources during your speech, in the

outline
and again in the bibliography. Please do NOT forget to do this.

(recall that you must have a minimum of four (4) sources per person as indicated below)

(recall that you must cite your sources orally during the speech, in writing in the body of the outline
AND in writing in the bibliography)

SPEECH TWO: Let us tell you all about it (this is a guide—your outline will be more
than two pages. Each main point, supporting point, sub-supporting point and most transitions will
be in complete sentences)

SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform……..


CENTRAL IDEA/Thesis Sentence:

TITLE (required)
INTRODUCTION

I. Attention-getter: (Cite one (1) scholarly source or source of significant credibility here)
II. Thesis Sentence:
III. Establish credibility and relate topic to audience: (Cite an additional three (3) scholarly or
sources of significant credibility in this section.)
A. In this section, each speaker will be introduced.
B. Speaker credentials will be explained
C. Relevance of the topic to the audience will be made clear

IV. Preview the main points:

[Transition:………] The transition should be on the end of the introduction outline and stated
again at the beginning of the Main Point I outline. The introducer will say it.

BODY

I. Main Point—This should be a declarative sentence. (Cite at least four (4) scholarly sources or
sources of significant credibility in this section.)
A. Supporting point………..
1. Sub-supporting point…..
2. Sub-supporting point….
B. Supporting point…….
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point
(C. Another Supporting point, if needed)……..
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point

[Transition……..] The transition should be on the end of the Main Point I outline and stated
again at the beginning of the Main Point II outline. The MP I speaker will say it.

II. Main Point—This should be a declarative sentence. (Cite at least four (4) scholarly sources or
sources of significant credibility in this section.)
A. Supporting point………..
1. Sub-supporting point…..
2. Sub-supporting point….
B. Supporting point…….
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point
(C. Another Supporting point, if needed)……..
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point
[Transition……..] The transition should be on the end of the Main Point II outline and stated
again at the beginning of the Main Point III outline. The MP II speaker will say it.

III. Main Point—This should be a declarative sentence. (Cite at least four (4) scholarly sources
or sources of significant credibility in this section.)

A. Supporting point………..
1. Sub-supporting point…..
2. Sub-supporting point….
B. Supporting point…….
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point
(C. Another Supporting point, if needed)……..
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point

[Transition……..] The transition should be on the end of the Main Point III outline and stated
again at the beginning of the Conclusion outline. The MP III speaker will say it.

IV. Main Point—This should be a declarative sentence. (Cite at least four (4) scholarly sources
or sources of significant credibility in this section.)

A. Supporting point………..
1. Sub-supporting point…..
2. Sub-supporting point….
B. Supporting point…….
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point
(C. Another Supporting point, if needed)……..
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point

[Transition……..] The transition should be on the end of the Main Point III outline and stated
again at the beginning of the Conclusion outline. The MP III speaker will say it.

V. Main Point—This should be a declarative sentence. (Cite at least four (4) scholarly sources or
sources of significant credibility in this section.)

A. Supporting point………..
1. Sub-supporting point…..
2. Sub-supporting point….
B. Supporting point…….
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point
(C. Another Supporting point, if needed)……..
1. Sub-supporting point
2. Sub-supporting point

[Transition……..] The transition should be on the end of the Main Point III outline and stated
again at the beginning of the Conclusion outline. The MP III speaker will say it.

(recall that you must cite your sources orally, in the outline AND in the bibliography)

CONCLUSION

I. Summarize the main points (Cite an three (3) scholarly or sources of significant credibility in
this section.)
A. Restate and then respond to each main point.
B. Bring in one bit of new information for each response
II. Restate the Central idea
III. Add a closing line that relates back to the Introduction (Cite one (1) scholarly source or source
of significant credibility here)

AFTER THE SPEECH IS CONCLUDED AND THE APPLAUSE HAS STOPPED, SAY “ARE
THERE SOME QUESTIONS?”

(recall that you must cite your sources orally, in the outline AND in the bibliography)

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Each section should have a bibliography.
You will have a higher grade if you have varied bibliographic sources. You will
have a lower grade if you all use mostly the same sources. All sources should be
high quality.

(recall that you must cite your sources orally, in the outline AND in the bibliography)
(recall that you must have a minimum of four (4) sources per person as indicated above.)